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Baylor/Waco Piano Competition

 

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Piano Concerto Competition

  • Junior and senior high school students in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico are eligible.
  • Division I, grades 10-12, below the age of 19 on contest day
  • Division II, grades 7-9, below the age of 16 on contest day
  • For each division, a movement from the standard concerto literature is required. Concerto-like works and student concertos (Division II) are acceptable.

Piano Solo Competition Rules

  • Junior and senior high school students in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and New Mexico are eligible.
  • Division I, grades 11-12, below the age of 19 on contest day
  • Division II, grades 9-10, below the age of 17 on contest day
  • Division III, grades 7-8, below the age of 15 on contest day
  • For each division, the first or last movement of a sonata by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, or Schubert must be prepared. A contrasting piece by a master composer from any other style period is also required. Both selections will be performed and must be performed from memory.
  • All students will receive ratings and critique sheets from the judges.

Awards

  • Concerto Division I Awards: $250, 1st place; $150, 2nd place
  • Concerto Division II Awards: $150, 1st place; $100, 2nd place
  • Solo Division I Awards: $250, 1st place; $150, 2nd place
  • Solo Division II Awards: $150, 1st place; $100, 2nd place
  • Solo Division III Awards: $150, 1st place; $100, 2nd place

Entry forms should be mailed before January 5, 2019.

Send the entry form and an application fee of $35 to the following address:

2019 Baylor/Waco Piano Competition
c/o Keyboard Division
Baylor University School of Music
One Bear Place #97408
Waco, Texas 76798-7408

Acceptance will be limited to fifteen students in each division. Contestants must be in Waco and prepared to perform by 8:00 a.m. on the day of the competition.

For further information, contact: keyboard@baylor.edu


Baylor/Waco Competition Results: February 2018

Division I Concerto
  • First place: Ken Nomura, Coppell, Texas; Teacher, Hwa Lee
  • Second place: Sarah Henselman, Austin, Texas; Teacher, Jeannie de Armond Henselman
Division II Concerto
  • First place: Perren-Luc Thiessen, McKinney, Texas; Teachers, Dr. Mary Humm and Dr. Tamas Ungar
  • Second place: Antonio Ajero, Nacogdoches, Texas; Teacher, Linda Parr
Division I Solo
  • First place: Momoko Hoffman, Allen, Texas; Teacher, Cheryl Chen
  • Second place: Erin Guetzloe, San Antonio, Texas; Teacher, A.J. Collins
  • Honorable mention: Anna Weyenberg, McKinney, Texas; Teacher, Dr. Mary Humm
  • Honorable mention: Nita Vemuri, Conroe, Texas; Teacher, Irina Fatkullina
  • Honorable mention: Paul Overlie, San Antonio, Texas; Teacher, Teresa Falk
  • Honorable mention: Ashley Wu, The Woodlands, Texas; Teacher, Dr. Sergey Kuznetsoff
Division II Solo
  • First place: Samuel Maddox, El Paso, Texas; Teacher,Dr. Esequiel Meza
  • Second place: Sung Kyu Kim, Lewisville, Texas; Teacher, Hwa Lee
  • Honorable Mention: Anna Henselman, Austin, Texas; Teacher, Jeannie de Armond Henselman
  • Honorable Mention: Ami Kitajima, Plano, Texas; Teacher, Masako Narikawa
  • Honorable Mention: William Leicht, Frisco, Texas; Teacher, Dr. Mary Humm
Division III Solo
  • First place: Bryant Li, Katy, Texas; Teacher, John Weems
  • Second place: Sophia Si, Houston, Texas; Teacher, John Weems
  • Honorable Mention: Garrett Weyenberg, McKinney, Texas; Teacher, Dr. Mary Humm
  • Honorable Mention: Kadence Howell, San Antonio, Texas; Teacher, Marsha Perkins

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